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Old 10-07-2012, 06:49 PM   #16
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Re: The reason behind no sandwich meat.

I'm not going to lie... I ate subway sandwiches for lunch nearly every day for my lunch while I was pregnant before my maternity leave and no harm came to me or my baby.

You are at an increased risk if you contract listeriosis because it can cause complications for you and baby. You aren't at any increased risk of being exposed to listeriosis than anyone else by eating that sandwich. The concern is that if you get sick, and have a fever and other symptoms like vomiting/diarrhea that you can become dehydrated etc. You're worse off in the third trimester if you are exposed because your immune system is not as strong. If you take the risk and eat the sandwich, just keep an eye out for flu like symptoms. If you get sick, then you will need antibiotics.
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